Newcastle were credited with an interest in Bournemouth wide man Jordon Ibe during the summer transfer period, but a move never materialised, despite the glaring need for a right winger.
Ibe, however, is reportedly now very much in demand, with Celtic and some European sides showing an interest.
After crashing out of the Champions League this week, Celtic are hoping to bolster their squad in the final days of the Scottish window, and see Ibe as the perfect man to come in on a season-long loan.
Serie A side Napoli are also keen, along with Galatasaray in Turkey.
A season-long loan for Ibe could scupper possible Newcastle January bid
If he accepts a loan deal away from the South coast for a season, it could be a blow to Steve Bruce’s January plans, with him likely to resurrect his interest during the winter transfer period.
But if that is the case, there may yet be hope for Bruce and Newcastle, with Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe mulling over the idea of keeping Ibe at the club, due to an injury to new signing Arnaut Danjuma.
If he stays, and Danjuma recovers from his issue in the coming weeks, a January move could become more attractive for the winger, with Newcastle likely to be head of the queue.